Heavy Hooksetter

wheres yer tip pointed,,

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was wondering how others have their rod pointed whilst cranking in a swimmer?

I have always kept my tip pointed to wherever the line is directly with the rod level with the line.

I was not taught this,I just did it naturally.

so,how do you guys do it?

HH

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It depends on the conditions. Strong cross wind - to the side to some extent.  No wind, etc, generally @1:30-2:00 if 12:00 is straight up. Lots of variation tho.

 

Plugs will swim differently depending on rod angle and where the lure is relative to the rod. You can also move the rod as you retrieve to maintain a specific place  in the water column - keeping a lure on top, etc. 

Edited by Drew C.

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3 hours ago, zenman said:

1:30 to 2:30, generally if gets closer to 2:30 the closer my plug gets to me. In other words my rod drops as the plug gets close.

1:30-2:30?

which way is that?

HH

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3 mins ago, Heavy Hooksetter said:

1:30-2:30?

which way is that?

HH

Assuming 12:00 is straight up

and down and 3:00 is pointing right at the plug1:30 is half way between. 

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Seems to be dictated by, structure, sweep/current, possible anglers near me, where I want the plug to pass over, etc.....

One thing I never do when I do hook up is bend the rod in front of my face lined up with my spine. I learned that the hard way when a hook popped off a big fish, on a fully loaded rod, and I caught a 1oz. lead ball sinker to the forearm (thank God not the face or throat or worse). I had a mark and or bump there for what seemed like a year. :)

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Sometimes rod tip just about in the water standing to the side,drag backed off a little and Alberto no swivel.

Reeled in fast.

This gets em charged up sometimes biting right at feet.

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6 hours ago, R.R. Bridge Fisher said:

Sometimes rod tip just about in the water standing to the side,drag backed off a little and Alberto no swivel.

Reeled in fast.

This gets em charged up sometimes biting right at feet.

not to either side?

I ask this because

I see lots of guys doing it like that and find it odd,to me anyway.

I always keep my tip pointed at the plug.

HH

 

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Working a plug is dictated by conditions and location to achieve its best action.

Once hooked up the tip goes off to my right side. If your rod is straight out and that hook pulls its coming straight back at your face very fast. Off to the side you may catch your ear if it happens.

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19 hours ago, Heavy Hooksetter said:

not to either side?

I ask this because

I see lots of guys doing it like that and find it odd,to me anyway.

I always keep my tip pointed at the plug.

HH

 

Yes definitely off to one side. I feel when a big fish strikes the rod takes up the strike better. And drag is backed off a little. 

5 hours ago, reelfire said:

Working a plug is dictated by conditions and location to achieve its best action.

Once hooked up the tip goes off to my right side. If your rod is straight out and that hook pulls its coming straight back at your face very fast. Off to the side you may catch your ear if it happens.

Yes

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On 4/13/2019 at 3:34 PM, rollincoal said:

Above or below parallel with the ground off to one side or another...

All bases covered. Aerobics at its finest. 

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